heirloom albums


When I got married (an unspecified time ago), our wedding photographer showed me the album that she was offering at the time (ok, fine, it was circa 2006), and I cringed. It was, for lack of a better description, appeared to be made out of cardboard. Even at 25, when my tastes had not quite had become as discerning as they are these days (audible snort heard from the sidelines), I was horrified and quickly demurred.


Fast forward to the last several years, and I am amazed at the vast variety of albums offered- for any taste or price range. I looked though many an album examining the paper, the print quality, the cover, and finally found options that I love and feel that best represents blue pony photography. Qt Albums- a small bindery located in the heart of Europe- haselegant albums with a modern-twist that I believe will be timeless and eventually a priceless family heirloom.


The sticker price of an album might seem high initially. However, these albums will last 80-100+ years, sustaining decades and generations of love and handling as well as providing a quality and artistic keepsake for one of the biggest moments of your life.


Currently, BPP is offering two albums from QT: the ARIABOOK and the ARTBOOK.


The ARIABOOK is printed on the best traditional lab photo paper (Fuji DPII) which is known for its beautiful surface, great color depth, durability and scratch resistance. AriaBooks' pages lay completely flat with an almost invisible gutter line so you can do seamless designs. The classic wedding album with luxury upgrades.


AriaBook characteristics: 

  • AVAILABLE IN 11 x 14 AND 12 x 18. 11 x 14 STARTING AT $675 AND 12 X 18 STARTING AT $775
  • Horizontal or vertical orientation
  • First 20 spreads.
  • Classic Fuji DP2 photo paper (chemical lab process) in Lustre.
  • Lay-flat pages have the perfect thickness and tight crease.
  • Professional grade longevity with print permanence rated at 80+ years.
  • Cover in linen, leatherlike, genuine leather or silk.
  • Any mix of personalizations (embossing, cameo, overprint, photo stripe).
  • Eco kraft paper presentation box or a bespoke linen presentation box in RAW LINEN (paid upgrade, $100 per box).


The ARTBOOK is known worldwide for its enduring beauty, classic simplicity and luxury materials.

The super smooth surface of QT's Matte Paper is clean and bright white, providing deep, crisp color and ultra sharp images. The extra weight gives this paper a soft, sumptuous appearance and the pages have a semi-stiff feel to them. Same enduring quality and beauty as AriaBook, and this book is best for pages with single photos, low tones, and for those who want a more artistic-take on the classic wedding album.


Matte Paper ArtBook characteristics: 

  • AVAILABLE IN 11 x 14 AND 12 x 18. 11 x 14 STARTING AT $775 AND 12 X 18 STARTING AT $875.
  • Horizontal or vertical orientation.
  • High-quality α-cellulose paper with optical brighteners for a smooth bright white surface.
  • Lay-flat pages have the perfect thickness and tight crease.
  • Archival pigment inks provide 100+ years of colorfastness.
  • Absolutely no decolorization on the crease.
  • First 20 spreads (capacity 10-60 spreads/20-120 pages).
  • Cover in linen, leatherlike, genuine leather, velvet or silk.
  • Any mix of personalizations (embossing, cameo, overprint, photo stripe).
  • Eco kraft paper presentation box or a bespoke linen presentation box in RAW LINEN (paid upgrade, $100 per box).


PARENTS ALBUM (COPY OF WEDDING ALBUM): 8 x 12 (ARIABOOK $495. ARTBOOK $595).

SAMPLES OF BOTH ALBUMS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.


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